Defendant: Your honor, I came all the way up here from Florence to be here today because I believe these to be frivolous charges. I believe this to be malicious prosecution, I believe this to be misuse of, or, abuse of process. Mrs. Palmer knows that she is the defendant in a civil suit that I have filed, and I believe this is a cynical ploy on her part to try to get out of that. Now, I believe that if you want somebody to stop contacting you, you don’t rely on a restraining order that expired in January 2017 to inform an individual that he’s not allowed to ask you a simple question such as when did you move. At no time did I make any threats. She has not demonstrated I made any threats. At no time was I less than civil. She has not demonstrated that I was less than civil. My questions were respectful, my questions were as a pro se actor in this upcoming federal lawsuit, and I maintain, your honor, that I have a First Amendment right unless enjoined by a court, to get information from a pro se defendant. Now, if the court grants this application from Mrs. Palmer, I will not be able to contact her with motions, with other servings, ah, because that would be direct contact in violation of the restraining order. I believe that is her ultimate end here. Mrs. Palmer knows I am no threat to her. The fact that she’s got 234 pages of daily uhhhh, defamation against me shows she is not afraid of me. And I, I, I guess your honor I really have nothing else to say and I rely on your judgment and your common sense and your judicial experience to see this for what it is. I have no intention of bothering this woman. I would just like to get answers to questions that I think are germane to the federal prosecution that I am pursuing pro se without being hauled up from Florence, South Carolina to Greensboro South, er, uh, uh, uh, North Carolina in a packed Greyhound bus that causes me physical pain. And with that, your honor, I leave the decision to you and I thank you for your time.
Judge: Thank you. Would you like to make a closing statement, please.
Petitioner: Yes your honor, I would. Ah, I did not file this so that he could not contact me in a lawsuit. I had a restraining order against him the last time that he sued me and he was perfectly able to serve me with anything that he needed to because it was for a legal intent. I have absolutely no problem with that. What I have a problem with is his demanding information that is not his business. He had no right, no need. He already had the address to serve me at. He did not need to know WHEN I moved. Thank you very much your honor.
Defendant: May I add one thing?
Defendant: Okay. Thank you.